The Golden Girls Getaway by Judy Leigh
104 Drayton Mews in London is three flats occupied by three single women.
Vivienne Goldman is 71 and lives in the top flat. She’s an actress in a TV soap called The Edge of Edgeware. Her co-star Lennie is her ex-boyfriend.
Gwen Prichard is Welsh, 74 and a former professional singer. She lives in the ground floor flat and is pursued by their landlord – Vicente de Lorenzo, who loves her.
Mary Molloy is 80, a retired nurse from Ireland and lives in the basement flat.
The novel begins during the pandemic, with face masks, vaccinations and lockdowns, which I found really interesting. It shows how each of the three women has reacted to the situation too.
Once lockdown eases, the three women decide to borrow Vicente’s campervan and go off on an adventure. This forms the main part of the novel.
I absolutely loved this book. The main characters are brilliant, all really interesting and inspiring women you can completely believe in. You’ll be cheering them all on and hoping their dreams come true. It’s such a lovely book – warm, uplifting, involving. You’ll wish you were on holiday with them.
Judy Leigh is a wonderful writer and I have already bought another of her books.
9 out of 10
The Golden Girls’ Getaway
It has been a long and lonely year for neighbours Vivienne, Mary and Gwen. All ladies of a ‘certain age’, their lockdown experience has left them feeling isolated and alone. They are in desperate need of a change.
Things start to look up however, when Gwen comes up with a plan to get them out of London by borrowing a motor home. In no time at all the ladies are on the road – away from the city, away from their own four walls, and away from their worries.
The British countryside has never looked more beautiful. As they travel from Stonehenge to Dartmoor, from the Devon and Cornish coasts to the Yorkshire moors, gradually the years fall back, and the three friends start to imagine new futures with no limitations.
And as their journey continues and their friendships deepen, and while the seaside views turn into glorious mountains and moors, Mary, Vivienne and Gwen learn to smile again, to laugh again, and maybe even to love again. Now they can believe that the best is still to come…
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Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of Five French Hens , A Grand Old Time and The Age of Misadventure and the doyenne of the ‘it’s never too late’ genre of women’s fiction. She has lived all over the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall, but currently resides in Somerset.
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